Kevin Pogorzelski Date: 10th April 2021 at 9:13pm
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AC Milan secured a valuable three Serie A points with a 3-1 win over Parma, as they continue to chase down crosstown rivals Inter, but victory was far from easy after Zlatan Ibrahimovic was for dissent with 30 minutes left to play at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.

Two first-half from Ante Rebic and Franck Kessie had given the Rossoneri a comfortable lead going into the second period, however, after Pioli’s side were reduced to 10 men, Parma dominated and were close to equalising until a late Rafael Leao strike.

Ratings:

Donnarumma 6.5 ; Kalulu 6 (Gabbia /r), Tomori 6 , Kjaer 6 , Hernandez 6.5 ; Kessie 7.5 , Bennacer 6 (Meite n/r); Saelemaekers 6 (Dalot 6.5), Calhanoglu 6 (Krunic n/r), Rebic 7 (Leao 6.5); Ibrahimovic 4.5

Player of the Match – Franck Kessie

At times the Parma midfield were powerless to stop the Ivory Coast international and, before making it 2-0 just before half-time, nearly gave Milan the lead just minutes into the game, but was denied by a fingertip save from Luigi Sepe. With the Rossoneri reduced to 10 men on 60 minutes, his discipline and ability to retain possession became crucial to Emilia-Romagna with a win.